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The Department of Physics at Royal Holloway has established world-leading expertise in superconducting Nanophysics and Nano technology. In recognition of this, the team, led by Prof Oleg Astafiev, Prof Phil Meeson and Prof Alexander Tzalenchuk and including Prof Victor Petrashov, Dr Vladimir Antonov and Dr Rais Shaikhaidarov, were awarded funding for the creation of a new UK Centre for Superconducting and Hybrid Quantum Systems (UK-CSQS).

The UK-CSQS collaboration, with founder members Royal Holloway, the National Physical Laboratory (both Prof Astafiev and Prof Tzalenchuk hold joint appointments between the two institutions) and the Quantum Technology Centre at Lancaster University under co-director Prof Yuri Pashkin, brings together the UK’s most experienced and well known scientists working on superconducting quantum technologies. The co-funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), NPL and JEOL, establishes Royal Holloway as the national centre for nanofabrication in the rapidly advancing field of superconducting quantum electronics.

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